Thurston Cromwell

Vice President of Development and Innovation


Thurston Cromwell is Vice President of Development and Innovation at Emerson where he leads Emerson Ventures, the company’s corporate venture capital arm.  Emerson Ventures is backed by a $100 million commitment to invest in early-stage companies and technologies in the areas of discrete automation solutions, industrial software, and sustainability.  Prior to his role with Emerson Ventures, Thurston led acquisitions and divestitures as a member of Emerson’s corporate development team.  Prior to joining Emerson in 2015, Thurston served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Cartesian, a Nasdaq-listed software and services firm in the communications sector.